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A Formerly Depressed Lawyer Shares Critical Lessons He Learned

  As Rocket Matter reported in its depression series, lawyers are 3.6 times as likely to be depressed as people with other jobs. More than 25% of lawyers suffer from depression. Far too many deal with addiction. These stats really strike home because these issues have affected me, too. I became dysfunctionally depressed in 2004 […]

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Driving Change: How You Can Help End Sexism in the Courtroom

  While there is an unfortunate and very long-standing history of female litigators and other female legal professionals facing discrimination in the courtroom, there is a possibility for change. Here’s what you can do to help facilitate that: Know How to Submit a Complaint Here are some suggestions for what female attorneys can specifically do when […]

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Legal Freedom Fighter Series: Judge Ashleigh Parker Dunston

  We’ve seen it repeatedly throughout our history: When people’s rights are threatened, it’s the lawyers who step up to the plate. Some are true Freedom Fighters, and they deserve special recognition. That’s why we regularly feature lawyers who are really making a difference. Today, as part of our series on sexism in the courtroom, we are proud to […]

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Sexism in the Courtroom: Female Litigators Share Their Personal Experiences

  As a follow up to our earlier post, Sexism in the Courtroom: A Serious Problem Lawyers Need to Discuss, here’s a snapshot of what female lawyers shared with Rocket Matter about their experiences in the courtroom today: “While it is very common to see female judges and lawyers in the courtroom, harassment and sexism persists. […]

Sexism in the Courtroom- A Serious Problem Lawyers Need to Discuss

Sexism in the Courtroom: A Serious Problem Lawyers Need to Discuss

  It’s been more than 20 years since Marcia Clark squared off against the very high profile and very male “Dream Team” in the O.J. Simpson trial. As FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson reminded us last year, during the trial Clark’s hair, behavior, and appearance were under constant scrutiny by the media. She was mocked […]

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Commandments for Lawyers: How to Make 2019 Your Happiest Year Yet

  You might have a whole host of resolutions for 2019: Lose weight, stop smoking, or pick up a new hobby, for instance. However, the most important resolution of all might just be the most simple: Find happiness. Many people have found life-changing results when incorporating the following suggestions into their lifestyles. Not only will […]

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Pets in the Office? Here’s What Lawyers Have to Say About That

  Want to bring your pet to work? Well, as we’ve covered recently, doing so is actually good for your health and your productivity. We spoke with lawyers about what they find most beneficial about bringing their pets to work. Here’s what they had to say: “I started bringing my pet to work from day one […]

Why Lawyers Should Bring Their Dogs to the Office

  As attorney wellness takes center stage across the nation—thanks in large part to the 2016 landmark study  that revealed significant substance abuse and mental health issues among practicing attorneys–people are looking for ways to reduce stress in the legal industry. Turns out that our pets might be able to help do just that. In fact, research […]

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How Lawyers Should (and Shouldn’t!) Answer Phone Calls

  Early in my solo practice, before I knew anything about building a client-centered law firm, I came up with a brilliant plan. I was tired of getting interrupted by phone calls, so I decided to just send all calls to voicemail and block off time to return them at 10am and 3pm every weekday. […]

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How Lawyers Can Turn Losing into Winning

  When I was a first-year law student, my Constitutional Law professor announced that he originally wanted to be a trial lawyer, but after losing his first ten trials, he decided he better teach law than practice it. My initial reaction was that maybe he shouldn’t have shared that, but now I understand that he […]